The Humanities Institute offers fellowships for UB tenured and tenure-track faculty engaged in humanistic research. HI defines the humanities broadly, accepting proposals from a wide range of disciplines, including literature, history, classics, anthropology, sociology, geography, music, and more.
These residential fellowships provide the Fellow's department with course replacement funds at the standard CAS adjunct rate ($3,500 per course) to provide a semester of course release, which will allow the Fellow to focus primarily on a major research project and to participate actively in Institute programs.
Three Faculty Fellowships are generously supported by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). OVPR/HI Faculty Fellows are selected based on proposals that are especially strong in promoting the interdisciplinary mission of OVPR and HI.
All fellows should expect to participate in the following programs and events over the course of their fellowship:
Humanities Institute Events: Fellows will attend Scholars@Hallwalls talks and monthly lunches with other Faculty Fellows. In addition, Fellows are encouraged to participate in HI Research Workshops and other interdisciplinary activities.
Faculty Fellow Presentation: Fellows are expected to share the fruits of their research through a presentation open to the UB community and the general public. This is usually a Scholars@Hallwalls talk, but it can also be an exhibition or performance.
Faculty Research and Follow-Up: Fellows will pursue their research topics as outlined in their proposals. The semester following the leave, Fellows must submit a one-page summary of their research that outlines project goals, how the fellowship helped the recipient towards those goals, how close the project is to completion, and how it will be made available to the public (e.g. the publication of a book, a series of articles, an exhibition, a documentary film, a performance).
Institute fellows will be selected based on the following criteria:
Applications will be evaluated by an ad hoc committee comprised of faculty members selected to represent a wide cross-section of the humanities.
Applications must include the following:
Applications must be sent as a single pdf file by Friday, January 18, 2013 to:
Jinhee Song (firstname.lastname@example.org)